What would you do almost immediately after you added an adorable new canine companion to your family? You’d share it on social media, of course! Adopting a new furry family member is incredibly exciting, and your social media followers are likely to share in your enthusiasm.
That’s exactly what Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox did, and fans and admirers from all over the world showed him so much love and support.
The retired actor was beaming in the photo he shared with friends and fans on Instagram. In the fabulous photo, he’s seen flashing the camera a broad, bright smile as he snuggles his new furry family member.
“Hey Blue, welcome to your new home,” he captioned the photo he shared.
Two fellow actors were quick to comment, sharing their excitement. Julianne Moore was smitten and said, “Oh my gosh!! So cute,” and Ali Wentworth commented, “THIS IS CRAZY NUTS! What a gorgeous girl! Tell her Auntie Ali can’t wait to play…”
Quite a few fans chimed in to say that Blue bears a striking resemblance to Doc’s dog “Einstein” from the Back to the Future movies.
“Lucky dog! He looks like Einstein! Does he only like canned dog food too? Are you tired of all of us comparing everything to back to the future? Haha,” said a fan of the franchise.
Two years ago, he said goodbye to his beloved Great Dane / Labrador mix, Gus, who crossed the rainbow bridge in 2021. In his book, the long-time dog-lover called his beloved best friend a “wonder dog” because he was an unwavering source of support as he faced his many health challenges.
“Your instinct when you have a chronic illness is to sometimes isolate and make your world as small as possible so you don’t have much to deal with, but a dog will open you up,” he explained.
Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease back in 1991 and experiencing some concerning health complications, Michael J. Fox is known for his infamous optimism. He has spoken publicly about his determination to remain positive, despite facing some difficult situations.
What better way is there to ensure more joy in your life than to spend time with an adorable, playful pup? Experiencing the unconditional love of a dog is certainly a great way to boost your spirits and keep you smiling when life gets tough.
We’re so happy for Michael and Blue! The pup gets a great new family, and his dad gets a cathartic canine companion.
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